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  1. Job Seeking Techniques Apparel 2 Objective 6.02

  2. WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE? • www.cnfc.org • What do you like to do? • What are you good at? • Become better at your weak points • Optimists see the good in every situation**

  3. Career Paths • Possible options • Entry-level – no experience required • Retail sales associate • Cashier • Stock clerk • Part time

  4. Job Search Plan • Networking to find a job** • Who you know might know someone else • Online resources – using a computer to apply for a job is an **electronic application • Newspapers • “Cold-calling”

  5. Job Application • A record of the applicant’s personal history** • Answer all the questions** • Make sure all relevant information is included**

  6. Cover Letter • Send with your resume** • Before you call about the job or go to the interview** • Also known as a “letter of application” ** • Should be typed and signed**

  7. Resume • Information in resume should relate to your “career objective” • Easiest style of resume is chronological (what came first)** • Include education and job responsibilities, skills and activities** • Do NOT put references on resume

  8. The Interview • Be on time, dress appropriately • No gum, no cell phone • First impression is on the receptionist • Interviewer can only ask questions about your qualifications** • Americans with Disabilities Act – cannot discriminate for wheelchair**

  9. The Interview • No “yes/no” answers – please expand on your information • Look at the interviewer – not you hands, feet, out the window** • Research the company before you go to the interview – be prepared** • Take a pen and notebook

  10. Follow up • Thank you note**: brief, polite, to the point • Send that day! • Ask about next step

  11. Other Information • Fringe Benefits: rewards given to employees in addition to salary** • Hourly wages: paid according to time on the job plus overtime**